Kamakura Kinubariyama Hiking Trail

Seeing Kamakura from the back end - 4

By Tomoko Kamishima    - 1 min read

The Kinubari-yama Course (衣張山) has a few fantastic view points, but is relatively unknown to foreigners. The starting point is the bus stop of Sugimoto-dera Temple. The first viewpoint is at the top of Kinubari-yama Hill. After a 30-minute walk along a mountain path, you’ll reach a nice residential district. Walking through it, soon you can see a sign saying “Panorama-dai” (パノラマ台). The view from here is incredibly beautiful. Sagami Bay connecting to the Pacific Ocean, the hilly, green forms of Kamakura, and Mt. Fuji (if you are lucky) are all in your sight. Please get the course map before you start walking, because this course is a bit tricky. An index of this series is here.

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Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS:  An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here.  日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。